Benjamin Phillips is the International Policy and Special Projects Coordinator at Harm Reduction Coalition and oversees the organization’s international policy work. Over the last several years Benjamin has coauthored several peer-reviewed papers, authored a number of technical reports and won a national competitive award for his research into prescription opioid use among people who inject drugs. Benjamin is passionate about harm reduction, international drug policy, human rights and development. Prior to joining Harm Reduction Coalition, he was a Senior Researcher at the Drug Policy Modelling Program (DPMP) at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC). Benjamin also worked as part of the Secretariat for the United Nations Reference Group on HIV and Injecting Drug Use. Benjamin has a Masters in International Public Health (MIPH), majoring in HIV/AIDS.